Culture is a fascinating thing!  What people eat, what rights people have, what people wear, what is okay, what is not okay, all that and MORE is determined by culture. 

American children (and later adults) are exposed to a culture that has some special characteristics to it.  It is important to understand the culture, the sea we’re swimming in.  That understanding allows one to see the road being traveled, what the scenery looks like, and where the road might be leading, as well as alternative paths. 

Camp Augusta staff watch the majority of these videos, as well as a few others.

 

BoysGirls

Raising Cain
www.netflix.com

Slim Hopes
http://www.jeankilbourne.com/video.html

Tough Guise
http://www.mediaed.org

Killing us Softly 3
http://www.jeankilbourne.com/video.html

Boys will be men
http://www.bullfrogfilms.com

Reviving Ophelia
http://www.mediaed.org

Bigger, Stronger, Faster
http://www.biggerstrongerfastermovie.com

What a Girl Wants
http://www.mediaed.org

 

Beauty Mark: Body Image & the Race for Perfection
http://www.mediaed.org

 

Video by Jennifer Siebel Newsom
http://therepresentationproject.org/film/miss-representation/

 

 

TeensCool / Consumerism

Teen Sexuality in a Culture of Confusion
http://www.mediaed.org

The Merchants of Cool
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cool/

Lost Children
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/georgia/

The Cost of Cool
http://www.videoproject.com/cos-722-v.html

The Teen Files
http://www.challengeday.org/videos.php

Affluenza (only $60 for non-profits, and generous rights)
http://www.bullfrogfilms.com

 

Consuming Kids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjel16VcIWw

 

 

ResponsibilityTelevision / Video Games

Help Me, I Can’t Help Myself
http://freedomkeys.com/bkstossel.htm

The Crisis of the Cultural Environment
http://www.mediaed.org

The Blame Game
http://freedomkeys.com/bkstossel.htm

The Electronic Storyteller
http://www.mediaed.org

The Power of Belief
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN34FNbOKXc

Game Over:  effect of video games
http://www.mediaed.org

 

Captive Audience
http://www.mediaed.org

 

Digital Nation (PBS) view for free

 

 

Children’s Development & CultureOther
Self-esteem reality check
(20/20: Feel Good About Failure)

Food videos
http://www.campaugusta.org/About/Food/food.html

The In Crowd and Social Cruelty
http://www.abcnewsstore.com

Randy Pausch ヨ Really Living Childhood Dreams
Randy Pausch ヨ interview with Diane Sawyer

The Medicated Child (PBS) view for free

The Mystery of Happiness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcT7wJgmYGE

 

This Emotional Life
http://video.pbs.org/program/this-emotional-life/